Posted on October 29, 2021 at 5:10 pm by AD
Thanked by FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman could be replaced by Xavi, the big favorite of Joan Laporta to take over the reins of his club. Present at a press conference this Friday, Carlo Ancelotti positioned himself on the possible return of the Spanish coach to Barça.
While he totally missed his start to the season with FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman was dismissed by Joan Laporta. To take over of the Dutch coach, the president of Barça would like to bet on Xavi as a priority. Asked about the former captain of the Catalan club, Joan Laporta has dropped all his truths on this issue. “We are working to bring in a trainer. I'm not going to say anything about the options we have. It wouldn't be professional. I don't want to harm anything. (…) As a coach, I think Xavi is in a process of growth and I have very good feedback from people who know him more closely. We've been talking to each other often for the past two months, we have a friendly relationship, I know his opinion of the team. (…) I always said that Xavi would one day coach Barca. This is a priority goal in his life. I trust the people around me who follow his development to see if he is the right coach. Xavi is a person who lives for football, he is from Barça. We will see how it will evolve. My conversations with Xavi? They are private, it is between friends, “said the president of Barça at a press conference.
“I know him very well as a player, I wish him the best as a coach”
Also present at a press conference this Friday, Carlo Ancelotti also took a stand on the possible return of Xavi to FC Barcelona. “Would you like to see Xavi on the Barça bench? I know him very well as a player, I wish him the best as a coach, ”said the Real Madrid coach.